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Cautelous

Cautious, cunning, treacherous. (Latin, cautela; French, cauteleux; Spanish, cauteloso.)

“Caught with cautelous baits.”

Shakespeare: Coriolanus, iv. 1.

“Swear priests and cowards and men cautelous.”

Shakespeare Julius Cæsar, ii. 1.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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